What is Diabetes?

  • Your body turns some of the food you eat into sugar called glucose
  • Insulin helps turn sugar into energy
  • Too much sugar in your blood is called diabetes
Person using glucose monitor
American Diabetes Association
Normal Blood Sugar for People who
DO NOT Have Diabetes
American Diabetes Association
Blood Sugar Goals for People
WITH Diabetes
Fasting/Before Eating <100 Before Eating 70-130
1 – 2 hours After Eating <140 1 – 2 Hours After Eating <180
A1C Blood Sugar Test <6% A1C Blood Sugar Test <7%